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destructive

[L. destructus, destroyed]
Causing ruin or destruction; the opposite of constructive.
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It is more than Hegelian dialectics by embracing, among others, the concept of tao-chi rationality (a body of humanistic reasoning developed to deal with the usually harmonious world of Tao/intangible entities and Chi/ tangible entities) and the fundamental principle of "generativity and destructivity of yin-yang five-elements ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII])" as well.
Where have they learned this destructivity so deep and disguised?
All-important for this period are tendencies to absolute control, domination and imposition, destructivity and aggressivity.
The neomedievalism of our period often takes the form of a fantasmatic relocation of "medieval" privation and risk in a future that prophesies certain aspects of the Real of the present: the fragility of the child as image of our own destructivity, the pleasure we take in mutation; survivalism, the fantasy of culture as survival, cult as and cult of preparedness; postplague, postapocalypse, technological bricolage, monkish techniques of preservation of knowledge, fully militarized hypermasculine vigilance, living to fight and tell.
This capacity to tease criminal powers is a way of delegitimating and disempowering its destructivity. At the same time, it shows also the will of people to transform this power in order to generate social bonds that will be of service to the entire community.